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Chief of Party / Technical Lead (Coffee), East Africa

at TechnoServe

Technoserve works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, business, and industries. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With more than five decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

TechnoServe is recruiting a Chief of Party/Team Leader for an upcoming regional coffee development opportunity in Latin America. The anticipated project is expected to be four to five years in duration and focus on developing the coffee sector for smallholder producers and increasing their competitiveness within country, regional and global levels. The Chief of Party/Team Leader will oversee all aspects of the program to be carried out with duties and responsibilities covering project leadership, operations and administration. The position is contingent on project award to TechnoServe.


Qualification Requirements include:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline; 

  • At least 10 years of professional experience in agricultural and agribusiness development in emerging markets, preferably including coffee and other tree crops experience in East Africa and globally;

  • At least 5 years of experience managing USAID, DFID and/or USDA agriculture development projects, USDA experience preferred.

  • Previous successful experience mentoring and building capacity of staff

  • Passionate about market-led approaches to helping the poor improve their livelihoods. 

  • Strong focus on results and experience managing complex monitoring and evaluation programs;

  • Ability to travel among project countries up to 30% of the time;

  • French or Swahili Language proficiency is a plus.


HOW TO APPLY:  Please send your cover letter and resume to with the subject title “TechnoServe Chief of Party (Coffee)" in the subject line.

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